swelling

noun

Definition of swelling

  1. 1 :  something that is swollen; specifically :  an abnormal bodily protuberance or localized enlargement

  2. 2 :  the condition of being swollen

Examples of swelling in a Sentence

  1. There was a swelling above her eye.

  2. The swelling around her eye should subside in a few days.

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Before 12th Century

First Known Use of swelling

before 12th century


SWELLING Defined for English Language Learners

swelling

noun

Definition of swelling for English Language Learners

  • : an area on someone's body that is larger than normal because of an illness or injury

  • : the condition of being larger than normal


SWELLING Defined for Kids

swelling

noun swell·ing \ˈswe-liŋ\

Definition of swelling for Students

  1. :  a swollen lump or part


Medical Dictionary

swelling

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noun swell·ing \ˈswel-iŋ-\

Medical Definition of swelling

  1. :  an abnormal bodily protuberance or localized enlargement an inflammatory swelling



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